Body of John Snorri remains on K2

29.07.2022 - 10:29
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Four Sherpas set off on Wednesday on an expedition to retrieve the body of Icelandic explorer John Snorri Sigurjónsson from K2, the second-tallest mountain in the world. Their efforts were unsuccessful and they turned back yesterday, John Snorri’s widow Lína Móey Bjarnadóttir confirmed yesterday evening.

She says it is an enormous disappointment, because John Snorri’s family have been desperately hoping to get his remains back and to hold a funeral.

Lína Móey is in Pakistan along with John Snorri’s daughter and two sisters. They have met with the Pakistani president and appeared on television, among other engagements.

Lína Móey said in a post on Instagram that while the Sherpa expedition was not successful, other options are already being explored.

John Snorri and his expedition partners went missing on K2 on 5th February 2021. His family say they would like to bury him in Iceland, but that the next-best spot would be next to his friend and fellow explorer Ali Sadpara.

The four Icelandic women met with Pakistan’s president, Arif Alvi, this week and Lína Móey reported that the president is very interested in their visit and their mission, and that he has offered support.

They were also on the morning television news show Subah say Agay, where they spoke about the time during the search for John Snorri. Lína Móey reiterated her heartfelt belief that the party did reach the summit of K2 before they succumbed to the conditions. The segment, which is mostly in English, can be seen below.

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Alexander Elliott
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